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Rotopiko / Lake Serpentine Sanctuary

Location of Rotopiko SanctuaryLocation

Three km south of Ohaupo, Waikato.


The reserve area is 30 ha. A pest fence has been built around approximately 10 ha of the reserve.

Organisations involved

National Wetland Trust, Department of Conservation and Waipa District Council.

Management history

An Excluder pest fence was constructed in 2013 and eradication of mammalian pests inside is planned to commence in the second half of 2013. Restoration of the wetland is part of a plan to build the National Wetland Education Centre at the site.